Fellow Woody Boater Alex Watson yesterday started putting his boats in the water up in Hessel Michigan. And wanted to see if any other Woody Boater had done the same. I did not have the heart to tell him that its already summer here. We’re having boat shows and wieners on the grill. Peoples boats are sinking, engines blowing, seams wicking…planks popping, bungs popping… the usual hi jinks. BUT… I gotta say, there is something about that one week of summer up in Michigan. First, it may only be a short time, but its daylight for 20 of the hrs in the day. So.. I suppose if you add up the hrs it’s about the same.
To be honest, on one of those southern days where the humidity is 150% and its 95 in the shade, that aint great boating. Spending the day in air conditioning is not for me. And we all look forward to October when its all over so we can just tuck our boats away. And then wonder if in December on one of those 65 degree days .. Should we go boating? At least up there on the North Pole, you know that you have 9 months to work on your boat without temptation. I suppose, each of our locations has its ups and downs for us Woody Boaters.